June 23rd, 2007

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June 23rd, 2007 - Randy Hall Sweeps Erickson’s Restaurant "Double Nickel"
Chad Valone Wins Super Late Model Feature
At Stateline Speedway

By Glenn Slocum

Busti, NY: Mother Nature provided another perfect race night for the Erickson’s Restaurant E-Mod Double Nickel. Thirty E-Mods were on hand for the double feature event. Randy Hall grabbed the lead on lap two of the first E-Mod feature and then survived several cautions for the win. Hall continued his winning ways in the second event passing early leader Scott Gurdak for the win. Darrell Bossard nipped Paul Briggs at the line to retain his Super Late Model King of the Hill title. Mike Moore won his fourth of the season in a close battle with Mike Knight in the Outlaw Cadets. Rusty Briggs passed Steve Kania on lap eight for his first win of the season. Chad Valone held off a charging Rod Maloy to bag his first win of the season. Buzz Phearsdorf won his second of the season in a caution filled Spectator feature. Amanda Swanson won her sixth Lady Challenger feature. Jim Mescall won his second Super Challenger feature and Rick Karash won his fifth.

Al Cressley and Paul Briggs were on the front row of the first "Double Nickel" E-Mod feature. Cressley led the first circuit then gave way to Randy Hall on the second lap. The first yellow appeared with three laps complete for Bret Van Guilder, Andy Sweetland and Steve Simon. Hall, Cressley, Briggs, Dave Lyon and Greg Johnson were the restart leaders. One more lap was completed when the yellow flew for Troy Carr and Brian Fardink. Cressley passed Hall on the restart the yellow flew for Paul Geiger and during the yellow Cressley pulled into the pits putting Hall back on top followed by Johnson, Briggs, Lyon and Chad Silleman. Cressley rejoined the race before the green. Hall quickly built a straight away lead over the one more yellow for Simon in turn one slowed the race again. Hall, Briggs, Silleman, Dennis Lunger and Justin Carlson were the restart leaders. Chad Ruhlman stopped on the speedway for caution five with nine laps complete. The restart green was quickly followed by another yellow for Cale Crocker, Chad Ramsey and Simon. Briggs pushed up to the fence on the restart losing several spots allowing Carlson to move into the second spot followed by Johnson, Silleman and Scott Gurdak. A lap thirteen spin by Ramsey brought out the caution for the seventh time. Johnson brought out the eighth caution with fourteen complete. Debris slowed the race with fifteen of the twenty laps completed. Carlson tested Hall on the restart but could not make the pass and the yellow flew for Jason Genco. Hall, Carlson, Gurdak, Nathan Short and Tom Hagberg were the top five when the yellow flew for Crocker. The final three laps were run with out a caution and Hall won by ten car lengths and Carlson barely held off Gurdak at the line for second.

Brain Crandall led the first lap of the Outlaw Cadet feature and Kelly Frederes led lap two. Rick Thompson and Steve Moynihan brought out the yellow with two laps complete. Crandall charged back after the restart to lead lap three with Mike Knight second and Frederes third. Knight used the high groove to pas Crandall on lap five. Crandall and Frederes tangled with six complete for the second caution. Knight, Mike Moore, Nathan Short, John Cline and Paul Norman were the restart leaders. Moore moved up alongside Knight on the restart lap and make the pass stick on lap eight. Knight would not give up and continued to press Moore as Cline fought for third with Short. With two to go Moore was three car lengths ahead of Knight. Moore survived another challenge by Knight on the white flag but held on for the win.

Eric Ester led the first two laps of the Super Sportsman feature losing the handle on lap three collecting Kelly Frederes for the first yellow. Bryan Ester and Steve Kania were on the front row for the lap three restart. Kania was the first by the flag stand on lap three with Rusty Briggs second and Ben Burgess third. Bryan Ester and Pete Volpe brought out caution three. Kania temporarily lost the led to Briggs on the restart then the yellow flew for Burgess on lap six. Kania held on for one more lap falling to Briggs on lap eight. A lap eleven yellow for Eric Ester allowed Kania to close with Briggs. Kania was unable to mount another challenge for the top spot as the laps ran down. Briggs won his first of the season several car lengths ahead of Kania with Nocero a close third.

Veteran Miles Stitzinger was on the pole for the Super Late Model feature with Matt Urban along side. The first lap was marred by a back stretch roll over by Andy Kania. Kania was quickly out of his upside down race car. Paul Briggs and Merle Terry were also involved in the incident. Urban jumped the cushion on the restart for the second yellow before a single lap was completed. Andy Boozel was now beside Stitzinger on the front row. Stitzinger went high on the first lap leaving the bottom open for Chris Hackett to take the lead. Chad Valone and Dick Barton passed Stitzinger on the lap two. Both Valone and Barton pressed Hackett over the next several laps with first Hackett leading then Valone and Barton waiting for an opening. Point leader Rod Maloy joined the fray with nine laps complete. Valone gained the upper hand on lap ten as Hackett, Barton and Maloy were three wide on the back stretch for second. Maloy came out on top with Hackett now third and Barton fourth. Maloy tracked down Valone as the he entered lap traffic and Barton used the high groove to pass Hackett for third. Valone would not relinquish the bottom for Maloy as the final five laps were started. Valone was able to gain a slight lead over Maloy as the white flag flew and led by several car lengths at the checkers.

Paul Nelson, the pole sitter, spun on the initial lap of the Spectator feature causing a complete restart of the event. Matt Harvey moved up to the pole sharing the front row with Ryan Seekings. Once more the leader spun before the first lap was complete. The third restart was successful and Seekings was the leader followed by John Britt. David McClenahan had problems on lap two for the third caution. Seekings, Britt and Wade Watson were the top three for the lap three restart. Just one more lap was completed when several cars were collected in turn two including Scott Reeves, Walter Johnson and Nelson. Seekings followed the earlier leaders spinning with five lap complete and collecting several cars in the incident. Watson became the new leader with Britt second and Gary Fisher third. Once more the restart failed with cars sitting sideways at both ends of the speedway. Buzz Phearsdorf passed Brigg and Fisher for the second spot on lap seven then fell back to third on lap nine. One lap later Phearsdorf resumed his charge taking the top spot as the yellow flew for Aron Dascomb and Stan Davis Jr. Watson was second with Fisher third and Britt fourth. Nelson spun on the restart for the ninth yellow. Phearsdorf had nearly a full straight away led when a lap thirteen spin by Jermin Strickland collected Pat Landy for caution ten. The final two laps were completed under green giving Phearsdorf his second win of the season.

Quincy Turner and Scott Gurdak were in row one of the second E-Mod "Double Nickel" feature with first feature winner Randy Hall third and Justin Carlson fourth. Hall made it three wide on the start but Gurdak led the lap followed by Hall then Turner. Several cars make contact on lap two leaving Tom Hagberg sitting in turn two for the first caution. Gurdak moved up to the high groove to lead lap three then the yellow flew for Paul Briggs, Dave Lyon and Greg Johnson in turn four. Turner and Hall swapped second twice on the restart then the yellow flew for Johnson and Paul Briggs. Hall used the restart to gain the top spot relegating Gurdak to second. A smoking Chad Silleman caused the next caution with six laps complete. The race was for second after the lap six restart. At the half way point Bret Van Guilder brought out the fifth caution and one lap later the sixth flew for Al Crocker. Nathan Short, Carlson, and Gurdak were all collected as they exited turn four on the restart for caution seven. Turner was now the runner up with Bobby Powell third, Al Cressley fourth and Hagberg fifth. Andy Sweetland went around in the middle of the pack on lap twelve collecting Chris Couchenour and Van Guilder. Hall led by half a straight away with five laps remaining. Hall won the event going away making a clean sweep winning every event he entered.

Super Late Model

Heat 1: Miles Stitzinger Warren PA, Andy Boozel Clymer NY, Andy Kania Waterford PA, Doug Eck Corry PA, Bump Hedman Sugar Grove PA

Heat 2: Matt Urban North East PA, Chad Valone Warren PA, Rich Gardner Waterford PA, Dick Barton Ashville NY, Jeff Hoffman Clarendon PA

Heat 3: Chris Hackett Erie PA, Rod Maloy Panama NY, Paul Briggs Ashville NY, Merle Terry Erie PA, John Lobb Frewsburg NY

Feature: Chad Valone Warren PA, Rod Maloy Panama NY, Dick Barton Ashville NY, Chris Hackett Erie PA, Doug Eck Corry PA, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA, John Lobb Frewsburg NY, Bump Hedman Sugar Grove PA, Mike Knight Ripley NY, Randy Lobb Jamestown NY, Rich Gardner Waterford PA, Miles Stitzinger Warren PA, Jeff Hoffman Clarendon PA, Ward Schell Warren PA, Wally Fox Cooperstown PA, Merle Terry Erie PA, Ted Kosinski Lakewood NY, J.C. Lechner Sugar Grove PA, George LaBarbera Sugar Grove PA, Andy Boozel Clymer NY, Matt Lux Franklin PA, Matt Urban North East PA, Ryan Scott Garland PA, Andy Kania Waterford PA, Paul Briggs Ashville NY, John Volpe Lakewood NY, Steve Halpainy Ashville NY

E-Mod

Heat 1: Al Cressley, David Lyon Corry PA, Greg Johnson Jamestown NY, Troy Carr Kennedy NY, Justin Carlson Sherman NY

Heat 2: Paul Briggs, Chad Silleman South Dayton NY, Bobby Powell Waterford PA, Dennis Lunger Corry PA, Matt Swanson Clymer NY

Heat 3: Randy Hall Olean NY, Joe Weber Erie PA, Jason Genco Jamestown NY, Tom Hagberg Warren PA, Cale Crocker

Heat 4: Quincy Turner Jamestown NY, Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Nate Short Panama NY, David Lyon Corry PA, Al Cressley

Heat 5: Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Bobby Powell Waterford PA, Greg Johnson Jamestown NY, Chad Silleman South Dayton NY, Dennis Lunger Corry PA

Heat 6: Randy Hall Olean NY, Chad Ramsey Jamestown NY, Al Crocker, Tom Hagberg Warren PA, Jason Genco Jamestown NY

Feature: Randy Hall Olean NY, Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Nate Short Panama NY, Tom Hagberg Warren PA, Dennis Lunger Corry PA, Quincy Turner Jamestown NY, Chad Silleman South Dayton NY, Steve Simon Erie PA, Chad Ramsey Jamestown NY

Second Feature: Randy Hall Olean NY, Quincy Turner Jamestown NY, Bobby Powell Waterford PA, Al Cressley, Tom Hagberg Warren PA, Chad Ramsey Jamestown NY, Greg Johnson Jamestown NY, Dennis Lunger Corry PA, Joe Weber Erie PA, Al Crocker

Outlaw Cadet

Heat 1: Mike Moore Russell PA, Kelly Frederes Jamestown NY, Nathan Short Niobe NY, Rick Thompson North East PA, Paul Norman Jr. Gerry NY

Feature: Mike Moore Russell PA, Mike Knight Ripley NY, John Cline Kennedy NY, Nathan Short Niobe NY, Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Kelly Frederes Jamestown NY, Tommy Fox, Paul Norman Jr. Gerry NY, Rick Thompson North East PA, Paul Himes Lakewood NY

Super Sportsman

Heat 1: Rusty Briggs, Steve Kania Waterford PA, J.R. Nocero, John Boardman Jamestown NY, Joe Buccola Jr. Jamestown NY

Heat 2: Chris Kuschel Brocton NY, Aaron Robinson Stockton NY, Eric Ester Erie PA, Bob VanArsdale Portland NY, Ben Burgess Sherman NY

Feature: Rusty Briggs, Steve Kania Waterford PA, J.R. Nocero, Chris Kuschel Brocton NY, John Boardman Jamestown NY, Aaron Robinson Stockton NY, Pete Volpe Jamestown NY, Bryan Ester Erie PA, Bob VanArsdale Portland NY, Jim Leonard Jamestown NY

Spectator

Heat 1: Matt Harvey Jamestown NY, Bryon Johnson Ashville NY, Walter Johnson Columbus PA, John Mease Jamestown NY, Rick Sperry Jamestown NY

Heat 2: Lonnie Waldron Stockton NY, Clarence Dickerson Kennedy NY, David McClenahan Corry PA, Ryan Seekings Russell PA, Travis Swabik Ripley NY

Heat 3: Aron Dascomb Clymer NY, Wade Watson Ashville NY, Carl Marcy Wattsburg PA, Buzz Phearsdorf Little Valley NY, Alex Froman Ashville NY

Feature: Buzz Phearsdorf Little Valley NY, Gary Fisher North East PA, Wade Watson Ashville NY, Travis Swabik Ripley NY, Alex Froman Ashville NY, John Britt Forestville NY, Carl Marcy Wattsburg PA, Jermin Strickland Jamestown NY, John Mease Jamestown NY, Jamie Brown Jamestown NY

Super Challenger

Heat 1: Mike Genco Jr., Jonathan Seekings Sherman NY, Larry Campbell Frewsburg NY, Jesse Dash Leon NY, Brian Wilson Jamestown NY

Heat 2: Jamie Hebner Stockton NY, Charles Rugg Ashville NY, Chris Iverson Jr. Pittsfield PA, Curt Hansen Sugar Grove PA, Justin Devereaux Lakewood NY

First Feature: Jim Mescall Panama NY, Sam Courson Cassadaga NY, Jamie Hebner Stockton NY, Charles Rugg Ashville NY, Jesse Dash Leon NY, Justin Gurdak Corry PA, Nate Earle Garland PA, Dillon Titus Jamestown NY, Travis Darling Jamestown NY, Justin Devereaux Lakewood NY

Second Feature: Rick Karash Jamestown NY, Bobby Rouche Garland PA, Kevin Golden Jamestown NY, Scott Perren Garland PA, Benjamin Schupp Jamestown NY, Brian Wilson Jamestown NY, Curt Hansen Sugar Grove PA, Chad Schauers Frewsburg NY, Steven Keith Jr. Clymer NY, Paul Peru Jamestown NY

Lady Challenger

Heat 1: Stephanie Hilyer Jamestown NY, Amanda Swanson North East PA, Stephanie Devereaux Lakewood NY, Michelle Swabik Sherman NY, Paula Mason Ashville NY

Feature: Amanda Swanson North East PA, Stephanie Hilyer Jamestown NY, Michelle Swabik Sherman NY, Thi Genco Jamestown NY, Stephanie Devereaux Lakewood NY, Paula Mason Ashville NY, Jessica Hallowell Celeron NY, Amanda Rodowski